Fairly or otherwise, India is often perceived as a jurisdiction that can tend to present more difficulty than certainty for brand owners trying to protect and exploit their IP rights there. But recent data from the country’s geographical indications (GI) registry suggests that it is pulling ahead of the pack in this particular field – though it still has some way to go when it comes to foreign GIs.

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RE: India is one of the global leaders when it comes to recognition for geographic indications

Hi Jack, this is a very well written article, congratulations!

You have rightly mentioned that India is one of the global leaders when it comes to protection of GIs. But there is a lot of progress required when it comes to commercialization of GIs in India. Out of 182 registered GIs, only a few could have been commercialized successfully till date.

Being one of the fast emerging economy in the world, there is a lot of scope and business potential in this space in India. Lets see which organisation would be able to leverage this huge business opportunity!

Warm regards,

Vivek Singh


Vivek Singh, FICCI on 24 Jan 2017 @ 11:20

RE: India is one of the global leaders when it comes to recognition for geographic indications

Hi Jack, the above article is good read indeed. It may be of interest that the Indian Registry for GI's list 282 registered GIs as on 30/11/2016. May see the full list here- http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/Images/pdf/Registered_GI_Dec2016.pdf

As you can see out of the registered ones; GI for Handicrafts are in majority with 163 registrations following by Agricultural goods-81; manufactured goods( which include wines and spirits)-19; Foodstuffs-9 and textile goods- 6.

saurabh nandrekar, on 24 Jan 2017 @ 05:43

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